Remember teenage love? Obsessive and knotted together. Nancy and Alex met in biology class dissecting a pig heart. They believed their love was eternal. Until they broke it. Reunited ten years later at their best friends’ wedding, another dissection begins.
'Post-Mortem' is an unflinching, complex, and comedic look at the giddy joy of young love, the trauma which outlives it, and the lies we tell ourselves when love dies. Award-winning playwright Iskandar R. Sharazuddin turns the typical two-hander on its head with an intimate fusion of physical theatre, and gripping new writing.
★★★★★ “Post-Mortem is like eating a bar of chocolate, rich and sweet as young love with bitter notes of loss and grief.” The Mumble.
★★★★★ Sue in the Stalls.
★★★★ The List.
★★★★ Broadway Baby.
Presented by: Ellandar Productions and 45North
Ellandar Productions is a narrative focused multidisciplinary company that produces new theatre and film which strives to be diverse and inclusive in form and content. Founded in WA in 2010 and permanently relocated to London in 2017, Ellandar has produced and commissioned 11 plays over the past nine years. Ellandar are a 2019 artistic resident at Caroline Salem's Space at Clarence Mews in East London.
45North is a company that produces theatre, film, and events, with a focus on multidisciplinary visual storytelling. Founded in 2018, 45N produces for the five-star theatrical dining experience, Scripts for Supper. In 2019 45N made their theatrical debut at Edinburgh Fringe with 'Leave a Message' by Ed Coleman & James Mitchell and 'Post-Mortem' by Iskandar R. Sharazuddin.
Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts
This is a fine emotional piece with clever writing and evocative movement... - Fran Edwards, Glam Adelaide
Touching, funny and gently witty, this play takes the demise of young love in an unexpected direction. - Louise Nunn, The Advertiser
A feast for the eyes and for the soul, Post-Mortem stands out for its emotionally charged production values and some daring pun contests. - Marianna Meloni, Everything Theatre